So, my writing has been slipping, as usual. But I think I figured out why: writing is a me thing. It’s something I do just for me. That means that I feel like other things are more important than writing, because those other things have value to other people. Make sense? Example: school is important to me, but other people also see it as important, therefore it takes precedence over writing, even when I’m caught up on school stuff and have the time to write. Obviously, I need to train my brain to view writing as a primary concern.
I didn’t come to this realization on my own. I am taking Holly Lisle’s How to Motivate Yourself class, and this is the point of lesson one. I’ve read through this lesson twice, and it’s just now starting to sink in.
So what am I going to do about this mindset of mine? Change it. The first way I’m going to do that is by putting writing first, literally. Instead of doing my homework first on my days off, I’m going to get in my page goals. First part of the day = writing , writing = most important thing.
I’m not sleeping much, so I have plenty of time to put this plan into action. And I’m going to continue to work through this class, too, and see what else I can overcome.